LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A 6.9 magnitude Kuril Islands earthquake today 2013 has just struck Russia north of Japan. The Kuril Islands, Russia earthquake today Thursday, February 28, 2013 erupted locally Friday March 1 within the half-hour. No report of injuries have yet to be detailed by local news. But no tsunami alert has been issued, officials confirm to news.
The Kuril Islands, Russia earthquake today began shortly after 1:05 AM local time today. The quake registered a 6.9 magnitude and had a moderate depth. Official tell news that the quake began only thirty-two miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was fifty-six miles northeast of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands. The quake was roughly one hundred fifty-four miles southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. The quake also struck roughly one thousand miles from Tokyo, Japan. The quake marks one of the strongest to erupt in the region in recent months.
In a news statement moments ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s / National Weather Service said that no tsunami watch, warning or advisory remains in place for “the continental U.S., Canada, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands” following this massive quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says much the same. “Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.”